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Do I need to keep taking deep breaths every time the doctor listens to my lungs?

Do I need to keep taking deep breaths every time the doctor listens to my lungs?

Just a few breaths: To help a doctor listen to one's lungs, one can take big breaths through the mouth (without making noises), a few times while the doctor is listening to his back, and another few times while the doctor is listening to his chest. Then a patient can go back to normal breathing while the doctor is listening to his heart. Usually, the doctor will tell the patient when to start taking the big breaths. ...Read more

Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


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Went to fam doc twice she listened to my lungs said both times they sound good i can breath but i feel like im forcing deep breaths in every 30 secs or so. She said anxiety but its been going on for a week. Can she tell how ljngs are listening?

Went to fam doc twice she listened to my lungs said both times they sound good i can breath but i feel like im forcing deep breaths in every 30 secs or so. She said anxiety but its been going on for a week. Can she tell how ljngs are listening?

Reasonably well: The listening part of the exam is a 1st step. If it's good - there's probably no need for more. If it's bad, a more demanding step like x-ray may be taken. From there, if new evidence is found it can progress. At each stage, a discovered issue may lead to Tx. None was heard in your lungs. Anxiety can be the basis. Consider CBT to eval and teach anxiety mgmt skills. It can be very helpful . ...Read more

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Shortness of breath on exertion and at rest. Former smoker but already quit. What could it be, in a 26 year-old.....?

Shortness of breath on exertion and at rest. Former smoker but already quit. What could it be, in a 26 year-old.....?

Shortness of breath: There is a long list of causes of shortness of breath. Asthma and other lung diseases; heart diseases; anemia. Your symptoms are potentially serious and should be investigated. Would need more information to make any useful suggestions. Should see a doctor. ...Read more

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So yesterday and today ive been haveing trouble breathing doc yesterday said it was anxiety i keep taking deep breaths my nose is stuffed up she listened to lungs when i breath throuh my nose i talk

So yesterday and today ive been haveing trouble breathing doc yesterday said it was anxiety i keep taking deep breaths my nose is stuffed up she listened to lungs when i breath throuh my nose i talk

Anxiety and self-: consciousness about automatic bodily processes can temporarily interfere w/them. Please see your doc to rule out medical conditions. Yawning is similar to deep breathing in that both create a larger intake of oxygen. A clinical psychologist can help w/stress management. Peace and good health. Belly breathing done in yoga or qigong can help. Talk w/someone who does that for help. Don't strain ...Read more

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so im not out of breath but i keep trying to take deep breaths. Pscholgist said its 100% anxiety doc listened to lungs about 2 weeks ago said clear?

so im not out of breath but i keep trying to take deep breaths. Pscholgist said its 100% anxiety doc listened to lungs about 2 weeks ago said clear?

Breathing & Anxiety: Lungs are clear; that's a very good sign and probably why the psychologist says it's 100% anxiety. The trick with the breathing is perhaps you're TRYING TOO HARD. It's like saying, "Damn it, would you relax!" You can't TRY to relax. I come from a biofeedback background. There are 3 parts: 1) breathing "the belly breath", 2) 5-7 breaths per min, and 3) in a "relaxed way." Slow and easy... ...Read more

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Doctor since 2 days there is a small pain in my lower chest , lower lung on left ..I feel hard to take a full deep breath as it pains like shock. Help?

Doctor since 2 days there is a small pain in my lower chest , lower lung on left ..I feel hard to take a full deep breath as it pains like shock. Help?

Pleurisy: Pain with taking a deep breath is termed pleuritic pain (or pleurisy). It can be caused by irritation of the tissue surrounding the lung (called the pleura). It can be caused by a virus, by surgery around the heart or lungs, by a blood clot in the lung or by tumor. Most episodes are not serious and resolve without treatment. See a doctor if it persists or is severe. ...Read more

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My doctor told me to take a deep breath to listen to my heart and he said it sounds pretty normal i feel extra beats and skipping is this anxiety?

My doctor told me to take a deep breath to listen to my heart and he said it sounds pretty normal i feel extra beats and skipping is this anxiety?

Probably: Extra beats are not abnormal and everyone has them. Your concern about them is the problem and that is likely anxiety. There are anxiety reducing techniques that can help. ...Read more

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Hurts when I take a deep breath. Saw doc on Mon for mild shortness of breath and she said lungs were clear and pressure was good. ?

Hurts when I take a deep breath. Saw doc on Mon for mild shortness of breath and she said lungs were clear and pressure was good. ?

Pleuritic chest pain: Several potential causes from benign self-limiting viral to serious disorders such as pulmonary embolus ; details of your doctors history examination and tests would be important. I assume A detailed evaluation was performed, you should thus be able to be given a working diagnosis, if not then I advise further immediate evaluation to exclude serious life-threatening conditions ...Read more

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I have respitory problems. Always wheezing. Doc said he cant do anything else. I have a hard time breathing and catching breath could i have lung canc?

I have respitory problems. Always wheezing. Doc said he cant do anything else. I have a hard time breathing and catching breath could i have lung canc?

Unlikely: Lung cancer would be very unlikely, although not impossible at your age. Asthma is more likely. Pulmonary function testing would be helpful. Consider getting a second opinion if your are not satisfied. ...Read more

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